Undergraduate Certificate Program

The University College, in consultation with the National Park Service, has developed a certificate program in National Park Service Management that will provide extensive opportunities for academic study, training and development, and for internship placement as preparation for a career in National Park Service law enforcement and in other areas related to park service management, as well as other related careers. The certificate requires a minimum of 21 credits. In addition to the experiential and internship components that require reflective essays, students will complete other academic courses that explore the mission and functions of the NPS, communications and leadership, and ethics. All students accepted into the ProRanger Program will complete the certificate program as part of their ProRanger Program curriculum.

To see a full list of requirements for the undergraduate certificate program, please visit the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Current Students

Temple students who have been accepted into the ProRanger Philadelphia program will be required to enroll in the Certificate in National Park Service Management and complete the full complement of academic and training experiences. Students should see their advising office or contact Brian Foley at Main Campus (bfoley@temple.edu) or Susan McCaffrey at Ambler Campus (smccaffr@temple.edu) with questions or to enroll in the certificate.

In addition, matriculated students pursuing Temple degrees who are not selected for the ProRanger program may, with permission, pursue the certificate program to improve their qualifications for post-graduation employment in the National Park Service. Students should contact Vicki McGarvey (McGarvey@temple.edu) for more information.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are eligible for acceptance into the ProRanger Philadelphia program. Please contact Vicki McGarvey (McGarvey@temple.edu) for information about entering the ProRanger Philadelphia program. Students must already be enrolled at Temple University to be eligible for the ProRanger Philadelphia program.

See the Office of Admissions for transfer student information and applications. Contact Laura Reddick (laura.reddick@temple.edu) with any questions. Once accepted into the ProRanger Philadelphia program transfer students will be required to enroll in the Certificate in National Park Service Management and complete the full complement of academic and training experiences.